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#2371821 Why the Red Wings should be sellers this year

Posted by ogreslayer on 21 March 2013 - 01:49 PM

It would kinda be nice to pick up some extra picks, maybe even multiple 1st/2nd rounders, and either use them all to grab a bunch of prospects in what is supposed to be a deep draft or package some up to move up higher, like into the top 5 maybe.




#2371468 WMU's season.....

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 March 2013 - 07:21 PM

Who knows, maybe he doesn't want to jump right in. Have the Wings ever signed an NCAA player this time of year, and played them in Detroit or GR before?

Riley Sheahan also got a game in Detroit & 7 in GR after signing out of Notre Dame at the end of last season.




#2371336 WMU's season.....

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

...so when will we know if WMU made the tourney?

 

Selection show is this Sunday at 9:00 EDT on ESPNU

 

Edit: For those in the region, the West Regionals are held in Grand Rapids & the Midwest Regionals are in Toledo.




#2371045 Nyquist reassigned to GR

Posted by ogreslayer on 19 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

is time running out with Nyquist? he turns 24 this year, has played at GR for a couple of years now, several more in college, and he can't take/keep a job with the big club. Clearly babs wants bigger players playing. Which is why Cleary keeps getting time, Andersson is staying, Abby on a top line, and tatar/Nyquist are wearing out their cars driving back and forth between GR and detroit.

 

"Several more in college"?  I think you need a reminder of what several actually means.  This is only his 2nd full season of pro hockey & all he has to show for it is:

 

  • A 2 time selection to the AHL all-star game
  • Tied Tatar for the points lead on the team in his first season with 20 less games played
  • Lead the Grifs AND the AHL in scoring in his 2nd season
  • Lead the Grifs in points per game both years
  • Lead the team in PPGs both seasons

Just a sampling, but no, not running out of time.  Give him another off season of working out to continue to bulk up plus a full training camp & exhibition season and he'll be on the team full time starting next season.  If not for the lockout, he probably would have been a full-timer this season.




#2370921 Kostitsyn Gives Up - Goes for Line Change

Posted by ogreslayer on 18 March 2013 - 09:32 PM

I bet Trotz has had it up to his neck with Kostitsyn...  Well, if he actually had a neck that is.




#2370873 Jared Coreau G N Michigan signing with Wings

Posted by ogreslayer on 18 March 2013 - 07:52 PM

According to Bob McKenzie, the deal's all but signed:

 

 

College UFA G Jared Coreau of Northern Michigan in DET tomorrow. Tentative agreement in place with Wings tho actual signing date TBD.

 

Now lets get DeKeyser & Sustr.




#2370646 WMU's season.....

Posted by ogreslayer on 18 March 2013 - 10:39 AM

You do realize that Schukltz played half the season in the AHL right? Dekeyser will need some time to adjust to the pro game. Everyone does. But by Jan 1 2014 he should be good to go.

You do realize Justin Schultz would not have played in the AHL if not for the lockout right?  




#2370430 3/16 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Canucks 2

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 March 2013 - 11:49 PM

Nice stat: 38% of the goals scored against Luongo this season have been scored by Red Wings.  Can we please get the Canucks in the first round of the playoffs this year?




#2370399 3/16 GDT : Red Wings 5 at Canucks 2

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 March 2013 - 11:38 PM

I'm calling a header from Abby for the hat trick tonight




#2370279 Time to blow it up and rebuild

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 March 2013 - 10:50 PM

I choose to believe that really he just picked the topic at random as a thinly veiled excuse to start another line combo thread.




#2370267 Datsyuk Leaving?!

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 March 2013 - 10:41 PM

Here's a thought:  Can Mr. I just foot the bill to move the entire city that Pavel's daughter lives in to somewhere in Michigan?  Instead of Pavel going back to Russia, let's bring Russia to him.




#2370008 Roster Question

Posted by ogreslayer on 16 March 2013 - 02:54 PM

18 & 19 year old players signed but then assigned back to the CHL do not count against the 50 contract limit unless they've been called up & played at least 11 NHL games in one season.




#2369588 Time to blow it up and rebuild

Posted by ogreslayer on 15 March 2013 - 09:43 PM

I still contend that if not for the lockout, this team would look much much different right now.  Given a full training camp & pre-season, we probably would have seen at least Nyquist & Tatar up full time at the start of the season.  With the compressed, shortened season, Kenny was actually pretty smart to sign some known quality veterans to plug into the lineup instead of relying on rookies.  As we've seen with all of the injuries, where would the Wings be now if they had already been relying on the likes of Nyquist, Tatar, Andersson, & Lashoff before the injuries started and suddenly didn't have the same depth available in GR to keep them in the hunt for the playoffs?  No need to take drastic measures, the Wings are already in the middle of a transition that will naturally accelerate come this off season.  




#2369532 OEL Extends, 6y/$33m

Posted by ogreslayer on 15 March 2013 - 09:19 PM

From the 5 or 6 Phoenix games I've watched this year, OEL has looked like the best defenseman in the league. Mind you I haven't seen much at all of Letang or Karlsson.

Nobody's seeing much of Karlsson right now.  The fans of the Nordiques 2.0 will like this signing.




#2369527 WMU's season.....

Posted by ogreslayer on 15 March 2013 - 09:13 PM

Given that WMU is  currently sitting 9th in the rankings, even if they get bumped from the CCHA playoffs, I doubt they'll end up missing the NCAA tourney.  They've got a way to go before their season's over.  Now Andrej Sustr's season at Nebraska-Omaha, that's probably going to end sooner.

 

edit: correcting Sustr's first name